New Fund Will Help Students In Rankin and Midkiff, Needs Donations 9/27/13
CBS 7 News
September 27, 2013
RANKIN-For small town residents of Rankin and Midkiff, paying for college or vocational training can be tough. So residents took action, creating a new endowment that could change that.
Those behind the new endowment are excited to invest in scholarships for the community, but they also need your help to make it happen.
In the sleepy town of Rankin, football may be king—but education is also a priority.
"The communities of Midkiff and Rankin wanted to come together and invest in our future and we know investing in our kids is investing in our future,” said Community Member Amanda Evridge.
The new Rankin Community Education Endowment was created with the help and backing of The Permian Basin Area Foundation. The foundation is matching half of what the community raises, which so far is $100,000.
"It will give them a future to say no matter what my circumstances are, the community is behind them in their dream,” said Rankin ISD Superintendent Danny Davis.
Rankin ISD already places an emphasis on early college programs and vocational training. The scholarships will help students in both.
“It’s also available for vocational education, getting them into the workplace quickly,” Davis Said.
A local committee will decide how the funds are used in Rankin and Midkiff.
"We all love our children, so us coming together we will make both of our communities stronger,” Evridge said.
The funds could also be used for community wide education projects in Rankin.
To donate to the Rankin Community Education Endowment, you can contact The Permian Basin Area Foundation at 432-617-3213.